play·​group | \ˈplā-ˌgrüp \

Definition of playgroup 

: an informal gathering of preschool children organized for the purpose of play and companionship

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Looks like, between the Monaguese, British, and Swedish royal families, Europe’s monarchies could have quite the royal baby playgroup. Vogue, "Is 2018 Officially the Year of the Royal Baby? Charlotte Casiraghi Reportedly Gives Birth," 23 Oct. 2018 And one from her baby playgroup, when my friend brought her camera. Jennifer Weiner, Good Housekeeping, "The Name That Actually Hurt Me," 17 July 2015 Offerings include a summer playgroup, martial arts clinic, youth basketball camp, babysitter safety courses, open swim, swim lessons, super Sundays at the pool and a children's entertainment series. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 10 July 2018 Prospective parents must apply for a lottery online, and if their name ispulled, will be invited to participate in playgroup interviews in January 2017. Nadine Jolie Courtney, Town & Country, "These Preschools Are the Ivy League of Early Education," 11 Oct. 2016 The playgroup runs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Register by calling 860-648-631 ext. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Youth & Family Services Has Summer Activities For All Ages," 26 June 2018 Baby Rhyme Time, which is also available in Spanish and for playgroups, does just that. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "A New Mom’s Guide to San Francisco," 10 Jan. 2018 Forget the plastic and loud colors — this heirloom-quality play kitchen is modeled after designer versions and is sure to inspire envy among any kid’s playgroup — and playgroup’s parents. Amy Preiser,, "Analog gifts for kids in the digital age," 3 Nov. 2017 Families can benefit from educational classes, playgroups, support groups, information and referral, and crisis support. Call Parents Place at 262-549- 5575 with questions. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Strengthen your parenting skills through Parents Place programs," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of playgroup

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of playgroup was in 1909

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English Language Learners Definition of playgroup

: an organized group of young children and their parents that meet regularly so the children can play together

: a school where children younger than five years old go to play and learn

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